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Odwalla juice left out overnight...

gmm May 13, 2009 12:40 PM

I picked up a bottle of Odwall Mango Tango last night at the grocery store and stuck it in my purse while unpacking groceries. Just a few minutes ago I remembered it, but its been sitting around at room temperature for about 15 hours now. It wasn't opened and it's a pasteurized juice. Do you think it's still good?

  1. ScubaSteve May 13, 2009 01:04 PM

    it's fine.

    1. BiscuitBoy May 13, 2009 01:15 PM

      I dunno, my Odwalla bottle (Berries go Mega) says to keep it refrigerated. What are they charging for these in your area?

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      1. re: BiscuitBoy
        gmm May 13, 2009 01:17 PM

        $2.50 at a Seattle area Safeway.

        1. re: gmm
          BiscuitBoy May 13, 2009 01:30 PM

          Wow! Almost a dollar more here (Connecticut)...Cheers!

        2. re: BiscuitBoy
          Ruth Lafler May 13, 2009 01:26 PM

          It's probably good from a bacterial standpoint. But you do need to refrigerate Odwalla, because if you leave fresh whole juices like Odwalla at room temperature for a couple of days, they start to ferment and will eventually explode. I once left an Odwalla bottle (C monster, I think) with just a few dregs in the bottom, capped, on my desk at work over the weekend. When I came in Monday, the bottle was on its side, the cap was several feet away, and there was a fine spatter of juice over a surprisingly large area! I've also seen Odwalla bottles explode in a fridge when past their expiration date (now that's a mess!).

          Original poster, if your juice smells fine, taste it, and if it tastes fine, drink it.

          1. re: Ruth Lafler
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            eatinghabit May 13, 2009 01:49 PM

            i agree with Ruth. Taste a bit of it and you should be able to tell whether it is spoiled. I've done the same with their orange juices (left them out longer than i should have) and never had any problems after giving it a little taste test.

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